There is a definite misconception that healthy eating is a form of dieting.

Recently there have been several articles relating this way of living, and crucially eating, as being connected to deprivation. Health eating is absolutely not a diet. Eating healthy is all about balance, moderation and variety. Healthy living and eating should not dominate your life, and should never be taken to an extreme. You should focus on enjoying the nourishing food and tastes that are suited to your body and life style. Taking the time and going thru trials and errors is a key process when you change the way you eat.  You know your body, so clearly you are the only one who can really figure out what’s best for you and your body.

Healthy living and eating is most definitely not something that should take control of your life. Quite the opposite, healthy eating should be solely about enjoying the nourishment of quality, healthy food in a way that tastes good and makes you happy. There are no rules about the amount of kale or quinoa you have to eat in a week, and there’s no ban on things that aren’t green either!

If you want to make changes to the way you eat to incorporate more whole foods and less processed ingredients this is a great way to start, but don’t feel you have to change everything you eat or that you can only eat green leafy veg – the good news is that guacamole is a vegetable too, as are spiced peanut sweet potatoes and Asian style broccoli.

Healthy Food is a beautiful thing and should always make you smile.